Bill Cosby’s Lawyer Believes Charges Are ‘Unjustified’ As Beverly Johnson, Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer, & More Celebs React To The Arraignment

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Yesterday, Bill Cosby had an arrest warrant issued and was later arraigned in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania for one charge of aggravated indecent assault on Andrea Constand in 2004.

The comedian did not enter a plea and the judge set his bail at $1 million to which the actor posted 10% of the full amount and was able to leave the police station.

Since then, the comedian’s legal representation has spoken out as they believe the criminal charge is just a political move. One of Cosby’s representatives, Monique Pressley, has further supported this idea and addressed the charges by saying:

“The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office came as no surprise. Filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county’s DA during which this case was made the focal point.”

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Pressley continued by saying:

“Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law.”

Not everyone is buying this though, as several celebrities including Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, and Amy Schumer took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the charges against the 78-year-old. Beverly Johnson, who claims she was drugged at the star’s home said:

But there were a slew of other responses as well:

It will be interesting to see what happens once the comedian is in court. But honestly at this point, we just hope Bill gets what’s coming to him.

[Image via Guillermo Proano/FayesVision/WENN.]

Dec 31, 2015 8:47am PDT

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